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Angela McPhaul

Managing Principal

After more than 6 years in operations working for Restaurant Enterprises Group Angela joined the foodservice consulting world as a marketing manager. In a very short time frame she established an extensive network of clients and projects. Bringing together her degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech, her marketing experience, and her impressive “rolodex” she co-founded Culinary Advisors at the age of 29. In her current role as Managing Principal, Angela oversees client development and retention, public relations, and financial management of the firm as well as day to day operations of Culinary Advisors. Her intuitive nature makes her invaluable to Culinary Advisors, best illustrated by the firm’s impressive project portfolio and the truly spectacular staff that comprises the Culinary Advisors team. Angela is a past president of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and serves on the Board of Moore Love Foundation headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Michael Pantano, FFCSI

Design Principal

Michael’s dual degrees in Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management, combined with years of real world experience as a foodservice operator, gave him an excellent background for his career as a foodservice facility designer. Michael brings his extensive knowledge and wide range of experience to every design and every client. He has completed more than 200 design projects over his 23 years as one of the three founding principals of Culinary Advisors. As a Design Principal Michael initiates programming and preliminary design, carrying the project through all phases, from concept to inspection of the finished installation.

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Laura Lentz, FCSI

Senior Designer

Laura brings more than 18 years of combined experience in both hospitality operations and as a foodservice designer. Laura is typically responsible for all day-to-day activity and coordination of the design aspects of projects, a role she will fill for this assignment. Laura initiates programming and preliminary design, carrying the project through all phases, from concept to inspection of the finished installation. Laura has completed more than 50 projects as a foodservice consultant. Her professional portfolio includes many project types, from workplace dining to leisure and entertainment operations. She is a Senior Associate Member of Foodservice Consultant Society International (FCSI) and a Member of the Cornell Hotel Society.

Suzanne Bahr, FCSI

Senior Project Manager

Ms. Bahr possesses a unique combination of a BS in Architecture and an expertise borne of selling foodservice equipment. With more than 25 years as a foodservice consultant, she keeps an eye to both form and function when engaged in the design of a foodservice facility. Suzanne has served in many capacities on a wide range of projects with a variety of complexities. She offers strong communication and organizational skills, essential to all successful projects and valuable to clients. Suzanne is a Professional Member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International.

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Jessica Price

Project Specialist

After graduating from Marymount University, Jessica joined a Bethesda architecture firm where she was first a designer and then a project designer for 7 years. Along with managing a variety of projects including local DC restaurants she also oversaw the design reference library. Jessica’s eye for design led her to assist in selecting materials and finishes for projects company-wide. After moving farther from the city, she joined a large international foodservice firm creating BIM and CAD work before moving into a design position for the firm. Jessica brings an exciting combination of both foodservice and architecture design to all projects she is a part of. Jessica is an Associate Member of Foodservice Consultant Society International (FCSI).

Bonnie Zietlow, FCSI Emeritus

Design Principal

Bonnie’s diverse background that includes a formal education in science and fine art, plus her real world experience as a business owner gave her a good foundation for a career as a foodservice facility de-signer. Bonnie brings her extensive knowledge and wide range of experience to every design and every client. In the course of her 23 years with Culinary Advisors she completed more than 300 design projects. Asa Design Principal Bonnie initiates programming and preliminary design, carrying the project through all phases, from concept to inspection of the finished installation. Bonnie will serve as principal in charge for this assignment, and will be visible through completion of the project. Staff listed below will be other members of the design team.

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